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    I was just reading all the posts on this thread that I missed when I was away. I certainly agree. I didn't see Fareed's latest discussion on Iran, but I have agreed with him in the past. Here's an article from yesterday:

    Fareed Zakaria: The road to another Middle Eastern war

    "The Trump administration is hoping for capitulation from the Iranians, in which they will return to the negotiating table and accept a deal far more onerous than the one they signed in 2015. It’s possible that this will happen but much more likely that this regional cold war gets more tense and the likelihood of miscalculation or accidental war rises.

    "Even if there were some kind of temporary Iranian concessions, born out of desperation, they will surely not last. Wounded, embittered powers always find a way to return with a vengeance. The Trump administration seems to forget that the Iranian civilization has been a major player in the Middle East for thousands of years. It has a population more than double the size of Iraq’s and is more strategically located. It has a strong tradition of nationalism and statecraft and a history of resisting foreign domination.

    "The path to stability in the Middle East does not lie in strangling Iran. That will only sow the seeds of resentment and revanchism, creating a more unstable region and one in which the United States will find itself mired for decades. Alas, this is the path on which we find ourselves moving."

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    Trump and his minions have no clue about the Middle East. It's why we can label Trump's administration a "kakistocracy", a government by the least qualified or unprincipled persons.

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    Don't forget that all of this will play an huge role in the elections; if anything happens like "war" this may turn the tide either way about who gets elected.
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    The Iran nuclear deal is not yet dead, but the United Kingdom has warned there remains just a small window to save it, as European foreign ministers gather in Brussels to find ways to convince Washington and Tehran to engage in dialogue.

    Tehran says it will come back into full compliance if European powers ensure it can sell oil on global markets - a revenue stream blocked by the US sanctions regime.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/european-powers-warn-iran-nuclear-deal-collapse-urge-talks-190715060004987.html

    Since Trump has a history of choosing exactly the wrong course of action (as well as the wrong people), we're all fortunate that members of Congress (even Republicans) are doing all that they can to keep the idiot in check. Lat Friday, the House passed a resolution that barred Trump from taking military action against Iran without Congressional approval. Tellingly, the resolution also had the support of 27 Republicans.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-join-democrats-to-block-trump-from-starting-iran-war-2019-7

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    The Iran nuclear deal is not yet dead, but the United Kingdom has warned there remains just a small window to save it, as European foreign ministers gather in Brussels to find ways to convince Washington and Tehran to engage in dialogue.

    Tehran says it will come back into full compliance if European powers ensure it can sell oil on global markets - a revenue stream blocked by the US sanctions regime.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/european-powers-warn-iran-nuclear-deal-collapse-urge-talks-190715060004987.html

    Since Trump has a history of choosing exactly the wrong course of action (as well as the wrong people), we're all fortunate that members of Congress (even Republicans) are doing all that they can to keep the idiot in check. Lat Friday, the House passed a resolution that barred Trump from taking military action against Iran without Congressional approval. Tellingly, the resolution also had the support of 27 Republicans.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-join-democrats-to-block-trump-from-starting-iran-war-2019-7

    Arizona, That may not be enough; I bet Trump will make sure that he will "provoke" an war at all cost and still can start a war via "executive privilege" or "emergency" as he's done before. But yeah he will never accept that he's the cause of all of this. But he will never admit that he's doing so, because Obama's signature was under the "deal" which he stepped out of.
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    Right now things are escalating, Bolton is enjoying this. Iran seized an British tanker as an counter action because the Brits seized an Iranian tanker before. This game of "cat" and "mouse" may get out of hand, if Trump keeps up his stupidity.

    He started all this mess because of that Obama made an deal there, as well it pleases Israel to maintain turmoil. Also his filthy remarks against Omar, that he "protects" Israel by moving the Embassy to Jerusalem as well let them "steal" the Golan Heights is no protection at all; it is plain that he supports all the misdeeds of Israel which Omar pointed to. She is right, Israel is not "holy" at all, but fits Trumps family as well the "evangelicals". We could have prevented the whole turmoil in the middle east (our meddling) by sending the holocaust survivors back to their own countries instead of "creating" Israel by kicking out the Palestinians which is still an huge problem since 1947.

    Meddling in"religion" always has an bad outcome, but the con-man has no clue whatsoever. Amen